Lycoming vs. Messiah
April 16, 2002
The Game Story:
LYCOMING WINS KEY CONFERENCE GAME OVER MESSIAH

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - The Lycoming College men?s lacrosse team hosted Messiah College, Tuesday afternoon, in a battle for second place in the Middle Atlantic Conference. The Warriors used a combination of explosive offense and stifling defense to defeat the Falcons, 8-6. Lycoming is now 9-4 overall and 6-1 within the conference. Messiah falls to 6-6 and 5-2. With two games remaining in the regular season, the Warriors are in position to host at least one conference playoff game.

Lycoming set the tone early by scoring the game?s first two goals and adding a third to win the opening quarter, 3-1. The Warriors continued to seize control of the contest in the second quarter scoring two more goals to build a 5-2 halftime advantage.

The Falcons, however, had no intention of going quietly as they quickly tied the game at 5-5 with three unanswered goals to start the second half. But Lycoming kept their composure and responded with two goals of their own to rebuild a two-goal cushion. Messiah pulled back within one goal with 11:41 to play in the game, but that would be the last time they found the back of the net. The Warriors added one more insurance goal with 2:45 to play to seal the game.

Dave Kirschner (Fr./Newtown Square, PA; Marple Newtown) and Dan Wilcox (So./Corning, NY; Corning-Painted Post East) led Lycoming?s offense with two goals and two assists each. Sang Duong (So./Havertown, PA; Haverford) added one goal and two assists, and Chris McQuade (Fr./Lower Gwynedd, PA; Wissahickon) chipped in one goal and one assist. Buddy Temple (Sr./Webster, NY; Webster) and Eric Holzhauer (Sr./Willow Grove, PA; Abington) also scored for the Warriors.

Sean Powers (So./Drexel Hill, PA; Monsignor) made 10 saves in a stellar performance in the cage.

Lycoming will travel to Elizabethtown College on Thursday afternoon for their next game.